Writers never know where their source of inspiration will come from. For some time now, I’ve been interested in some old Standard magazines that were given to us many years ago. These magazines were saved by my husband’s grandmother when the King and Queen came to Canada in 1939. Since the main character in my next novel was born that same year, I decided to make reference to this visit in the novel plus the captions provided little tidbits of information about the tour.
So here are a few of the photos from the magazine of the King and Queen from way back in 1939.
No wondeer the King has a strained look on his face. I would too wearing that head gear. * Note: I said “head gear” for lack of a better word. I’m sure it’s ceremonial, and hopefully something they did away with years ago. On the other hand the Queen looks a tad smug. I’d say she faired a bit better.
They obviously brought this poor veteran outside for photos. There were other photos in the magazine were the veterans were outside in the hospital beds.
The coloured photo is of the Queen with Princesses Elizabeth (future Queen) and Margaret. I think this photo is my favourite.
I hope you enjoyed this visit back in time.
I’m not expecting that many of you have seen these pictures of the Royals before. 😉